|The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc.: Volume 1 - Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane Earl of, 1775-1860|
Book from Project Gutenberg: The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc.: Volume 1
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|The Toys of Peace - Saki|
LibriVox recording of The Toys of Peace, by Saki. This is the fifth collection of short stories by Saki (H.H. Munro), and was published posthumously in 1923. Even so, many of the stories are quite up to the standard of those collected earlier. (Summary by Graham Redman) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; saki; humor; essays; short works
Downloads: 3,224 (1 review)
|Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys - Amelia B. Edwards|
Amelia B. Edwards wrote this historical travelogue in in 1873. The book describes her travels through a relatively un-visited area in the South Tyrol district of Italy. The Dolomites are a part of that most famous of mountain chains, the Alps. In this book, the Writer and her friend and companion, L., travel from Southern Italy, having over-wintered there, to visit the Dolomite district. Her chatty style, dry sense of humor, accuracy of facts, and sympathy for humanity set her works apart...
Keywords: travel; edwards; librivox; non fiction; untrodden peaks
Downloads: 17,856 (1 review)
|Edgar Allan Poe Poems - Edgar Allan Poe|
Librivox recording of Edgar Allan Poe Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. Read by Shurtagal. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849) is widely famed as one of the greatest writers of all time. He is best known for his works of horror, such as "The Tell Tale Heart." However, and this is less known, Poe also wrote many love poems. In this collection of forty-eight poems by Edgar Allan Poe we will go through a wide variety of themes, from horror and raw creepiness in "The Raven" to pure love in "A Valentine" to depres...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; poetry; Edgar Allan Poe, raven
Downloads: 204,689 (1 review)
|Woman in Science - John Augustine Zahm|
LibriVox recording of Woman in Science, by John Augustine Zahm A history of woman's role in science thorugh the ages and the many contributions she has made. Chapter Titles are: 1. Woman's Long Struggle for Things of the Mind 2. Woman's Capacity for Scientific Pursuits 3. Women in Mathematics 4. Women in Astronomy 5. Women in Physics 6. Women in Chemistry 7. Women in the Natural Sciences 8. Women in Medicine and Surgery 9...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; science; women; history; biography
Downloads: 6,507 (1 review)
|Gossip in a Library - Edmund Gosse|
LibriVox recording of Gossip in a Library by Edmund Gosse, Read by musil A collection of informal essays about books in his library. He combines commentary, translations, and humorous asides about authors and their subjects. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: essays; library; gosse; audiobooks; librivox
Downloads: 2,573 (1 review)
|Commentaries on the Gallic War - Caesar, Gaius Julius|
LibriVox recording of Commentaries on the Gallic War, by Gaius Julius Caesar. Commentarii de Bello Gallico (English: Commentaries on the Gallic War) is Julius Caesar's firsthand account of the Gallic Wars, written as a third-person narrative. In it Caesar describes the battles and intrigues that took place in the nine years he spent fighting local armies in Gaul that opposed Roman domination. The work has been a mainstay in the teaching of Latin to schoolchildren, its simple, direct prose lendin...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; Latin literature; Caesar; Gaul; Gallic war
Downloads: 29,064 (1 review)
|The Complete Book of Cheese - Bob Brown|
LibriVox recording of The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown. The recording was released on National Cheese Lovers' Day in the US, 20th January 2010. Bob Brown, after living thirty years in as many foreign lands and enjoying countless national cheeses at the source, returned to New York and summed them all up in this book. Born in Chicago, he was graduated from Oak Park High School and entered the University of Wisconsin at the exact moment when a number of imported Swiss professors...
Keywords: cheese; food; audiobook; cooking; librivox; dairy
Downloads: 15,490 (1 review)
|The Book of Hallowe'en - Ruth Edna Kelley|
LibriVox recording of The Book of Hallowe'en, by Ruth Edna Kelley. Read by Sibella Denton This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year,—such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. The context is illustrated by selections from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe'en ideas...
Keywords: LibriVox; AudioBooks; Halloween; Hallowe'en; witches
Downloads: 33,808 (1 review)
|Tom Sawyer Abroad - Mark Twain|
LibriVox recording of Tom Sawyer Abroad, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. Tom Sawyer Abroad is a novel by Mark Twain published in 1894. It features Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of Jules Verne-esque adventure stories. In the story, Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas to see some of the world's greatest wonders, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fiction; adventure; mark twain; huckleberry finn; tom sawyer
Downloads: 31,230 (1 review)
|The Unbearable Bassington - Saki|
LibriVox recording of The Unbearable Bassington by Saki. Read by Noel Badrian. The Unbearable Bassington was the first novel written by Saki (H. H. Munro). It also contains much of the elegant wit found in his short stories. Comus (The Unbearable) Bassington, is a charming young man about town. His perversity however thwarts all his mother’s efforts to advance his prospects and lands him in hot water...
Keywords: librivox; audio; saki; humor; satire; novel
Downloads: 2,413 (1 review)
|On War (Volumes Two and Three) - Carl von Clausewitz|
LibriVox recording of On War (Volumes Two and Three) by Carl von Clausewitz. Read in English by Timothy FergusonPerhaps the most famous work on the philosophy of war, and the effective use of military force, by a European author. (Summary by Timothy Ferguson) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; warfare; Carl von Clausewitz; generalship
Downloads: 2,829 (1 review)
|A Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift - Jonathan Swift|
Librivox recording of A Modest Proposal, by Jonathan Swift. Read by John Gonzales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. To become a volunteer reader please visit librivox.org Download M4B (11MB)
Keywords: literature; audiobook; librivox; satire
Downloads: 78,532 (1 review)
|What Dress Makes of Us - Dorothy Quigley|
LibriVox recording of What Dress Makes of Us by Dorothy Quigley, a wickedly funny book of advice on women's dress. However old, fat or plain you are, Dorothy Quigley will tell you what not to wear. (Summary by Ruth Golding) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; humor; humour; fashion
Downloads: 14,716 (1 review)
|Ten Books on Architecture - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (Vitruvius), trans. by Morris Hicky Morgan (1859 - 1910)|
LibriVox recording of "Ten Books on Architecture" by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, translated by Morris Hicky Morgan; read by Fredrik Karlsson, proofed by Leni, and produced by Karen Merline. On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus as a guide for building projects. The work is one of the most important sources of modern knowledge of Roman building methods as well as the planning and design of struc...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; classics; architecture
Downloads: 34,300 (1 review)
|The Enchiridion - Epictetus, tr. Elizabeth Carter|
Epictetus (Greek: Επικτητος: c.55–c.135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. The name given by his parents, if one was given, is not known - the word epiktetos in Greek simply means "acquired." Epictetus spent his youth as a slave in Rome to Epaphroditos, a very wealthy freedman of Nero. Even as a slave, Epictetus used his time productively, studying Stoic Philosophy under Musonius Rufus. He was eventually freed and lived a relatively hard life in ill health in Rome...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; nonfiction; philosophy
Downloads: 37,344 (1 review)
|The Pirates Own Book - Charles Ellms|
LibriVox recording of The Pirates Own Book, by Charles Ellms. Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. M4B audiobook of complete book For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org
Keywords: librivox; literature; pirates; biography; sea robbery; Charles Ellms
Downloads: 26,653 (1 review)
|20,000 Leagues under the Seas - Jules Verne|
LibriVox recording of 20,000 Leagues under the Seas, by Jules Verne. Professor Pierre Aronnax is an academic whose thirst for knowledge carries him out of his ivory tower and on the trail of a mysterious sea beast. His curiosity at last is satiated when he finds himself in the belly of the beast-- that is, on board the incredible submarine the Nautilus, courtesy of its mysterious pilot Captain Nemo and in the company of his servant Conseil and sailor Ned Land...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fantasy; fiction; science fiction; sea stories
Downloads: 76,587 (1 review)
|The Wealth of Nations, Book 5 - Adam Smith|
LibriVox recording of The Wealth of Nations, Book 5, by Adam Smith. Read by Stephen Escalera. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith, published on March 9, 1776 during the Scottish Enlightenment. It is a clearly written account of political economy at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and is widely considered to be the first modern work in the field of economics...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; economics/political economy
Downloads: 15,959 (1 review)
|Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Volume I - Charles Mackay|
Librivox recording of Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Volume I by Charles Mackay. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The book chronicles and vilifies its targets in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions". The subjects of Mackay's debunking include alchemy, beards (influence of politics and religion on), witch-hunts, crusades and duels...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; history; politics; alchemy; economic bubbles; magnetizers; delusions
Downloads: 25,218 (1 review)
|The Silly Syclopedia - Noah Lott|
LibriVox recording of The Silly Syclopedia, by Noah Lott. A Terrible Thing in the Form of a Literary Torpedo which is Launched for HILARIOUS PURPOSES ONLY. Inaccurate in Every Particular Containing Copious Etymological Derivations and Other Useless Things by Noah Lott (an ex-relative of Noah Webster)(Summary from book's cover page) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog pa...
Keywords: Librivox; Humor
Downloads: 3,650 (1 review)
|Life of Alfred the Great - Asser, Bishop of Sherborne, translated by J. A. Giles.|
LibriVox recording of "Life of Alfred the Great" by Asser, Bishop of Sherborne, translated by J. A. Giles, and read by R. S. Steinberg. A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around 888 A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand. (Summary by Douglas B. Killings) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other ...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio books; biography; history; Alfred the Great; Asser
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|Comic History of England - Bill Nye|
LibriVox recording of Comic History of England, by Bill Nye. Edgar Wilson "Bill" Nye (1850 – 1896) was a distinguished American journalist, who later became widely known as a humorist. Jim "jimmowatt" Mowatt is a distinguished LibriVox volunteer, widely known for his continued devotion both to regularly producing the LibriVox Community Podcast and to regularly creating more and more history audiobooks for the public domain, renowned for his humor and his historically kind demeanor, lately reco...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; history; humor; england; nye
Downloads: 75,124 (1 review)
|The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. - Washington Irving|
LibriVox recording of The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., by Washington Irving. Read by volunteer readers. Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull"...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; fiction; essays; England; legends; myths; travel; culture
Downloads: 8,435 (1 review)
|The Art of Money Getting - P.T. Barnum|
LibriVox recording of The Art of Money Getting, by P.T. Barnum. Read by Jill Preston. Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American showman, businessman, and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.(br />His successes may have made him the first "show business" millionaire...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; non-fiction; economics
Downloads: 67,498 (1 review)
|The Spell of Egypt - Robert Smythe Hichens|
Librivox recording of The Spell of Egypt by Robert Smythe Hichens. Read by Sibella Denton The author, a British journalist and novelist, is interested in the feel of the places he visits. He describes at length a visit he has made to Egypt, with emphasis on the emotional response the places generate. (summary by Sibella Denton) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; travel; egypt; pyramids; sphinx; Nile river; Luxor; Karnak; Cairo
Downloads: 45,936 (1 review)
|Cocoa and Chocolate - Arthur William Knapp|
LibriVox recording of Cocoa and Chocolate, by Arthur William Knapp. Read by Allyson Hester. As that heavenly bit of chocolate melts in our mouths, we give little thought as to where it came from, the arduous work that went in to its creation, and the complex process of its maturation from a bean to the delicacy we all enjoy. This "little book" details everything you have ever wanted to know (and some things you never knew you wanted to know) about cocoa and chocolate from how the trees are plant...
Keywords: food; history; cooking; Librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 27,707 (1 review)
|The Confession - Mary Roberts Rinehart|
LibriVox recording of The Confession, by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read by Wina Hathaway Mary Roberts Rinehart is claimed to have invented the "Had I but known" mystery genre. When Agnes Blakiston rented the old parsonage at Miss Emily's request she soon came to regret it. Was the house haunted? Did Miss Emily have a secret so terrible she would rather die than reveal it? To find the answers you will need to listen...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; fiction; mystery
Downloads: 5,750 (1 review)
|Travels in West Africa - Mary H. Kingsley|
LibriVox recording of Travels in West Africa, by Mary H. Kingsley. Read by Kehinde. Mary Henrietta Kingsley (13 October 1862 – 3 June 1900) was an British explorer and writer who greatly influenced European ideas about Africa and its people. Kingsley was an outspoken critic of European colonialism, a champion for indigenous customs, and a dedicated campaigner for a revised British policy which supported traders and merchants over the needs of settlers and missionaries...
Keywords: Travel; adventure; Librivox; audiobook; nonfiction; adventure; non-fiction
Downloads: 13,392 (1 review)
|Voyage Round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora - George Hamilton|
LibriVox recording of Voyage Round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora, by George Hamilton. Read by Roy Schreiber George Hamilton was the surgeon assigned to the frigate Pandora. The British Admiralty ordered the ship to the Pacific to arrest the Bounty mutineers and bring them back to England for trial. The commander, Captain Edward Edwards, also was ordered to chart the passage between Australia and New Guinea...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; Mutiny; Bligh; naval history; shipwreck; Great Barrier Reef; Batavia
Downloads: 10,538 (1 review)
|The Kybalion - The Three Initiates|
LibriVox recording of The Kybalion by the Three Initiates Read by Algy Pug. The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy is a 1908 book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, published anonymously by a group or person under the pseudonym of "the Three Initiates". (Introduction by Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; philosophy
Downloads: 18,796 (1 review)
|The Dancing Mania - Justus Hecker|
LibriVox recording of The Dancing Mania by Justus Hecker. Read by Martin Geeson. Numerous theories have been proposed for the causes of dancing mania, and it remains unclear whether it was a real illness or a social phenomenon. One of the most prominent theories is that victims suffered from ergot poisoning, which was known as St Anthony's Fire in the Middle Ages. During floods and damp periods, ergots were able to grow and affect rye and other crops...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; History of Medicine; Medieval History; medieval religion; psychology; mass hysteria
Downloads: 2,730 (1 review)
|Song - John Donne|
Librivox's weekly poetry project for the week of January 16, 2006: Song, by John Donne. For information about our readers, see our catalog page: http://librivox.org/song-by-john-donne/ For more free audiobooks, or to find out how you can volunteer, please visit librivox.org. Download M4B (5MB)
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; poetry
Downloads: 34,206 (1 review)
|Early Kings of Norway - Thomas Carlyle|
LibriVox recording of "Early Kings of Norway" by Thomas Carlyle, read by LibriVox volunteers. "The Icelanders, in their long winter, had a great habit of writing; and were, and still are, excellent in penmanship. It is to this fact, that any little history there is of the Norse Kings and their old tragedies, crimes and heroisms, is almost all due. The Icelanders, it seems, not only made beautiful letters on their paper or parchment, but were laudably observant and desirous of accuracy; and have ...
Keywords: LibriVox; Audio Books; Norway; Norwegian History; kings
Downloads: 29,300 (1 review)
|Coffee Break Collection 007 - Travel - Various|
LibriVox recording of Coffee Break Collection 007 - Travel. This is the seventh collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in length. These are great for work/study breaks, commutes, workouts, or any time you'd like to hear a whole story and only have a few minutes to devote to listening. The theme for Collection 007 is "Travel and Transportation"! This may include adventures of land, sea, air, and space, and anything associated with ...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; short works; poetry; nonfiction; fiction; travel; exploration; transportation; trains
Downloads: 7,234 (1 review)
|A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery - Anonymous|
LibriVox recording of A Catechism of Familiar Things. This book, a reprint of a successful English publication, has been so enlarged as to be to all intents and purposes new. It has been carefully revised by a Reverend gentleman, who for some time filled the chair of Physics and Chemistry in one of our colleges. Recent inventions and improvements are described in a simple, popular style, so as to be easily understood by all, and short notices are given of prominent inventors and scientists...
Keywords: science; Christian; librivox; audiobook; textbook
Downloads: 37,291 (1 review)
|Tom Sawyer, Detective - Mark Twain|
LibriVox recording of Tom Sawyer, Detective by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman Tom Sawyer, Detective is an 1896 novel by Mark Twain. It is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), and Tom Sawyer Abroad (1894). Tom Sawyer attempts to solve a mysterious murder in this burlesque of the immensely popular detective novels of the time. Tom and Huck find themselves with Uncle Silas and his family again (see "Huck Finn"), and much of the drama ends up foc...
Keywords: fiction; tomsayer; detective; twain; audiobook; librivox
Downloads: 20,959 (1 review)
|The Hill of Dreams - Arthur Machen|
LibriVox recording of The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen. Read in English by Mark Nelson The novel recounts the life of a young man, Lucian Taylor, focusing on his dreamy childhood in rural Wales, in a town based on Caerleon. The Hill of Dreams of the title is an old Roman fort where Lucian has strange sensual visions, including ones of the town in the time of Roman Britain. Later it describes Lucian's attempts to make a living as an author in London, enduring poverty and suffering in the purs...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; librivox; audiobook; fantasy; Machen; mark nelson; arthur machen
Downloads: 131,200 (1 review)
|The Little Duke - Charlotte M. Yonge|
Librivox recording of The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge is historical fiction based on the the life of Richard, Duke of Normandy. He assumes the title of Duke at only 8 years of age, after his father is murdered. The story first appeared in her magazine, The Monthly Packet, as a serial. (summary by Laura Caldwell) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; historical fiction; children; Richard, Duke of Normandy
Downloads: 14,756 (1 review)
|The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Rudolf Erich Raspe|
LibriVox recording of The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Rudolf Erich Raspe. Read by volunteer readers. The stories about Münchhausen were first collected and published by an anonymous author in 1781. An English version was published in London in 1785, by Rudolf Erich Raspe, as Baron Munchhausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia, also called The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchhausen...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; folk tales; fantasy
Downloads: 11,099 (1 review)
|Dracula's Guest and other Weird Tales - Bram Stoker|
LibriVox recording of Dracula's Gift and other Weird Tales, by Bram Stoker. Nine Gothic Horror Tales by the author of Dracula. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org. Download M4B (145MB)
Keywords: Librivox; Audiobooks; Short Stories; Gothic; Dracula; Horror
Downloads: 45,250 (1 review)
|How I Found Livingstone - Sir Henry Morton Stanley|
LibriVox recording of How I Found Livingstone, by Sir Henry M. Stanley. Sir Henry Morton Stanley is famously quoted for saying "Dr Livingstone, i Presume?". Born in Wales, he migrated over to the United States at the age of 18, he eventually became an overseas correspondent for the New York Herald. In 1869 Stanley was told by James Gordon Bennett Jr to find Livingstone, a scottish missionary and explorer...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; biography; history; travel; adventure; Africa; search; rescue
Downloads: 29,482 (1 review)
|The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke - C. J. Dennis|
LibriVox recording of The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis. Read by Algy Pug. The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke is a verse novel by Australian novelist and poet C. J. Dennis. The book sold over 60,000 copies in nine editions within the first year, and is probably one of the highest selling verse novels ever published in Australia. The novel tells the story of Bill, a larrikin of the Little Lonsdale Street Push, who is introduced to a young woman by the name of Doreen...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; romance; adventure; myths/legends
Downloads: 3,727 (1 review)
|Common Sense - Thomas Paine|
LibriVox recording of Common Sense, by Thomas Paine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Common Sense, Paine's pro-independence monograph published anonymously on 10 January 1776, spread quickly among literate colonists. Within three months, 120,000 copies are alleged to have been distributed throughout the colonies, which themselves totaled only four million free inhabitants, making it the best-selling work in 18th-century America...
Keywords: LibriVox; literature; audiobook; paine; pamphlet
Downloads: 116,415 (1 review)
|Self and Self-management: Essays about Existing - Arnold Bennett|
LibriVox recording of Self and Self-management: Essays about Existing, by Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931). Read by Ruth Golding. Bennett's essays always provide food for thought and bring a wry smile to the lips. Human nature, it appears, changes little over the ages, and Bennett's writing stands the test of time, though in the case of some of the essays in this eclectic collection, it is well to remember that they were written at the time of the First World War and the fight for women's suffrage...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; life; war; living; philosophy; voluntary work; diary; fashion; women; habits
Downloads: 8,761 (1 review)
|Historical Tales, Vol V: German - Charles Morris|
LibriVox recording of Historical Tales, Vol V: German, by Charles Morris. Read by Kalynda. Volume five of a series containing anecdotes and stories, some well-known, others less so, of particular countries. This fifth volume covers the history of Germany from its first contact with Rome up to the coronation of Emperor William, describing history for children and young adults in an exciting and novel manner...
Keywords: germany; history; children; librivox; audiobook
Downloads: 7,420 (1 review)
|The Life of Richard Nash, Esq., Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath - Oliver Goldsmith|
LibriVox recording of The Life of Richard Nash, Esq., Late Master of the Ceremonies at Bath (2nd edition), by Oliver Goldsmith and edited by Peter Cunningham. Read by volunteer readers. Beau Nash (1674–1762), born Richard Nash, was a celebrated dandy and leader of fashion in 18th-century Britain. He is best remembered as the Master of Ceremonies at the spa town of Bath. (Wikipedia) This, the best of Goldsmith's Biographies, was published the year after Nash's death...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; biography; Beau Nash; Bath; British society; spa towns; gambling
Downloads: 2,603 (1 review)
|The Wealth of Nations, Books 2 and 3 - Adam Smith|
LibriVox recording of The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith. Read by Stephen Escalera. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith, published on March 9, 1776 during the Scottish Enlightenment. It is a clearly written account of political economy at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, and is widely considered to be the first modern work in the field of economics...
Keywords: librivox; economics; audiobook; non-fiction
Downloads: 33,325 (1 review)
|The Life and Adventures of Alexander Selkirk - John Howell|
LibriVox recording of The Life and Adventures of Alexander Selkirk, by John Howell. Read by James K. White. This work was the true story of Alexander Selkirk (1676 to December 13, 1721), a Scottish sailor who was employed in a number of different trades during his early life. As a young man, Selkirk learned the skills of tanning and shoemaking, and later became a buccaneer (a government-sanctioned pirate) on the Cinque Ports, working his way up to the position of ship's sailing master or navigat...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; biography; sea stories
Downloads: 3,853 (1 review)
|A General History of the Pyrates, Vol. 1 - Charles Johnson|
LibriVox recording of A General History of the Pyrates, Vol. 1, by Charles Johnson. A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the most notorious Pyrates is a 1724 book containing biographies of contemporary pirates. It's author uses the name Captain Charles Johnson, generally considered a pseudonym. The real identity of the author was thought by some scholars to be Daniel Defoe, although this has since been disputed...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; biography; history; sea stories; pirates
Downloads: 11,572 (1 review)